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FENRAD to Abia: Beyond sack, funding ASEPA is key

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State

The Foundation for Environmental Rights Advocacy and Development (FENRAD), a pro-democracy and environmental rights advocacy group, read in the news recently about the sack of Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) General Managers in Aba and Umuahia, following summons by the state House of Assembly’s Committee on Environment led by Kelechi Onuzurike. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State FENRAD had ...

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Aba will henceforth experience timely disposal of its refuse – Commissioner

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State

Abia State Commissioner for Environment, Chief Sam Nwogu, has promised that Aba residents will henceforth experience timely disposal of their refuse. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State He said that the era of having refuse buckets in the city overflowing and causing traffic jams would no longer be allowed in Aba. Nwogu made the promise during an interview in Aba ...

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Waste managers express worry over filled dumpsites

Olusosun dumpsite

The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAMN) on Thursday, December 23, 2021 called on the Lagos State Government to pay more attention to dumpsites in the state as they were affecting the process of waste management. Scavengers at the Olusosun dumpsite in Lagos The president of the association, Mr David Oriyomi, who made the call in an interview in ...

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Stakeholders urge investment in plastic waste management to address youth unemployment

Unsorted plastic waste

Some stakeholders in waste management have called for investment in opportunities around plastic wastes management to create more jobs for the teeming youths. Unsorted plastic waste They spoke in interviews on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, in Lagos on the sidelines of a panel discussion on Waste to Wealth Solutions for a Circular Economy. The discussion was held at a two-day ...

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Group urges govt, Lagos to strengthen value chain in waste management

Plastic Dialogue

The Lagos-based Nature Care Resource Centre (NCRC) has called on government at different tiers to strengthen the value chain of Lagos and Nigeria’s waste management system to help the country generate more revenue from waste management. Participants at the Plastic Dialogue event Making this call at the Story of Plastic Dialogue held at the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water ...

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Bauchi spends N150m on construction of waste dump sites, others

Bala Mohammed

The Bauchi State Government says it has spent about N150 million on construction of additional waste collection sites in the state. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State Alhaji Hamisu Shira, Commissioner for Housing and Environment, made the disclosure in an interview on Friday, November 12, 2021, in Bauchi, the state capital. Shira said that the amount also covered expenditure on ...

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How Innovation in plastic management will advance Africa’s efforts in realising SDGs

Plastic pollution

Current waste management practices in Africa are causing major economic, social and environmental impacts. The rise in plastic consumption combined with weak waste collection infrastructure is resulting in increased marine plastic litter, which is negatively impacting coastal economies. Poor dumping, disposal and burning of waste is causing greenhouse gases to escalate, which is polluting both ground and surface water. It ...

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Kano sets up committees to monitor gardens, refuse collection

Kabiru Getso

The Kano State Government has set up two committees to monitor gardens and refuse collection in the state. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso A statement signed on Sunday, October 17, 2021 by the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Environment, Mr Sanusi Kofarnaisa, disclosed that the aim is to  ensure a healthy and cleaner environment. The ...

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Investors commit N10bn to waste management in Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government has handed over waste management in the state to three investors, who are committing N10 billion to the project. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State Mr Yusuf Othman, the Director of Environment,  Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, made this known in an interview in Kaura, Kaduna State. Othman, who spoke on the sideline of a ...

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World Cleanup Day: Sweden to prioritise awareness on climate change in Nigeria

Swedish Embassy

The Embassy of Sweden in Nigeria says awareness creation on issues about climate change remains a top priority to proffer solutions to the global environmental problem in the country. Swedish Embassy officials with other participants at the activities to mark the 2021 “World Cleanup Day” themed: “Plogging” on Saturday in Abuja The Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria, Carl Michael Gräns, said ...

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